internet, movies, social media

Facebookaholicness

And somehow I came across one of those MSN.com headlines yesterday that read something like “Facebook Feeling Unfriendly Toward ‘Social Network’- NYTimes.com“. And this headline had something to do with Facebook not being happy with its portrayal in the Movie about Facebook, The Social Network. And as one of those internetaholics and facebookaholics, I have been watching the trailer for this movie that’s supposed to be in theaters October 1st, ever since. And so that YouTube video for this trailer is posted above. And that YouTube video spoof of this Facebook, The Social Network Movie trailer is posted above also. And that is one hilarious video. Have a great social media, movie and beyond day.
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movies

Old Hollywood

I found myself watching one of those old classic movies today with Betty Davis as the actress in the film and although the soap opera was interesting, for some reason the movie started out with the psychiatrist doctor as the ultimate figure, the end all to be all who knows all and gets the final word on someone else’s life to judge, and the images of cigarettes were being smoked and displayed as being cool throughout it. And as being anti psych cia tric and anti medical model, it was interesting to see that even Old Hollywood films advertised and promoted these stereotypes of family locking up family in sanitariums and institutions such as the case today, the majority of people in psychiatric hospitals are put their by their own family. I would hope that one day forced psychiatric treatment could be abolished. Is another world possible. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

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The Lives of Others

Das Leben der Anderen. The Lives of Others. That is a German foreign film that is now showing in theaters in New York that I saw the other day. It won an Academy Award for best foreign film and it is one of those films I could watch over and over. The film is political, for it addresses the communist regime, the totaliarism system and the dictatorship in East Germany, then the GDR, before the fall of the Berlin wall. More so, the film is educational to me for I did not know artists and writers were under surveillance by Stasi agents, spies and informants who were sometimes even ones own wife or husband and blacklisted for being subversive under the dictatorship of the state of the Staats Sicherheit, State Security in real life as was depicted in the film. This film reminds me of the book nineteen eighty four all the way ministry, inner and outer party and one aspect of the film is that the people prevail. The music is awesome and that Sonata For A Good Man track rocks. Will another film as interesting as this ever come along. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

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